NTSB Identification: WPR13FA296A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 2013 in Yellow Pine, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N1540P
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Serious.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On June 28, 2013, about 0948 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-22-135, N1540P, and a Piper PA-28R-200, N2108T, collided midair while on final approach to landing at the Johnson Creek Airport (3U2), Yellow Pine, Idaho. The PA-22-135 was registered to the pilot and the PA-28R-200 was registered to a private individual. Both airplanes were operated by the pilot's under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot of the PA-22-135 and his pilot rated passenger sustained serious injuries. The private pilot of the PA-28R-200 sustained serious injuries and his passenger sustained fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for either flight. The PA-22-135 originated from the Flying B Ranch (12ID), near Salmon, Idaho, about 0800 and the PA-28R-200 originated from Bountiful, Utah, at an undetermined time. Both airplanes had an intended destination of 3U2.
Witnesses located adjacent to the accident site reported observing both the PA-22-135 and the PA-28R-200 collide at an altitude of about 50 feet above ground level just before the threshold of Runway 17. Subsequently, both airplanes were observed descending into terrain.
Examination of the accident site revealed that both airplanes came to rest within about 50 feet of each other. The main wreckages were located about 225 feet from the approach end of runway 17, along the eastern edge of the runway. The debris path was about 410 feet in length and oriented on an approximate heading of about 160-degrees magnetic. All major structural components were located within the debris path. The wreckages of both airplanes were recovered to a secure location for further examination.
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